Lake Ellsworth drilling plan. Source
Some of you may have heard about lake Vostok, the subglacial lake that had been perfectly preserved for millions of years. If you haven't, don't worry about it. This lake, lake Ellsworth, is another subglacial lake, this time in Antarctica. A British team was trying to drill down to it, but have just given up because of difficulties they encountered. It's a disappointment for science, but they, or someone else, might try again.